Westminster Palace, a pleasant visit from our hostel in London

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Westminster Palace was the Royal Palace until 1512 when a fire destroyed it, so now the royal Family lives at Buckingham Palace. Since then Westminster Palace has been used as a Parliament. The Palace has around 1100 rooms which include the famous two chambers of parliament: the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

If you stay with us at our London Hostel you should take a walk along the Thames and watch the famous view from across the river of Westminster Palace next to the Big Ben and Saint Margaret Church.

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Equity Point is opening a new hostel in Lisbon

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This coming November 1st, the Catalan company Equity Point will be opening the doors to its newest hostel in Lisbon. The building is located at number 9, Travessa do Fala So de Lisboa, right at the crossroads of the Restauradores and the Barrio Alto neighborhoods. This opening is the result of a long search by Equity Point for the perfect location in which to house its operations.

The hostel will have 150 beds and features various common rooms, two terraces, and magnificent views over the city of Lisbon. The building is a former palace which has been lovingly restored to maintain all of its unique character and features:  3 meter-high ceilings, antique fireplaces, original hardwood mosaic floors and picture windows with breathtaking views over the city, all while assuring the maximum comfort and convenience for our guests. We are also very pleased to offer a furnished garden in which to enjoy a rest in the shade after a day visiting the city.

Equity Point is the leader in the Catalan Youth Tourism market and one of the biggest youth travel companies internationally. It currently operates 8 hostels: three in Barcelona and one each in London, Madrid, Gerona, Marrakesh, and now also Lisbon.

New Equity Point Hostels web design

Have you noticed we’ve changed the design of Equity Point Hostels web? Do you like it?

We wanted to create a cleaner design with an easier navigation that allows you to find whatever you’re searching for at first sight. We’ve also introduced a booking box in every page. This way you’ll be able to check the availability and prices at any moment and even book a bed at any of our hostels.

We hope you’ll like our new design as much as we do.

Camden Market

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For many years Camden Market has become an indispensable walk for all London visitors and now it’s one London’s top attractions. Originally the Camden Market was only opened on Sundays, but nowadays most stalls are also available on Saturday and many of them also open on week days. Getting to Camden Market form Equity Point Hostel in London it’s pretty easy and it’s only twenty minutes away with the tube.

At the Camden Market you can find virtually everything: clothing, music, antiques, ethnic art, food, drinks… And also, on Sundays there’s live music and plays in the evenings. The opening hours are from 10 in the morning until 18 in the afternoon.

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The Charles Dickens Museum

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Literature fans have several spots to visit in London but probably the most interesting is the Charles Dickens Museum. Charles Dickens only lived here for two years, form 1837 to 1839, but it’s the only Dickens house that has survived over time. The house is located at 48 Doughty Street, at Bloomsbury, just a few minutes away from our hostel in London.

Charles Dickens moved in a year after he got married and lived in with his wife and his three eldest children –two of them born in the house-. During the two years that he lived in the house, Charles Dickens finished ‘The Pickwick Papers’, wrote the entire ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ and started writing ‘Barnaby Rudge’. Continue reading